Librarian; novelist. Born– Demopolis, September 2, 1911.  Parents– Edwin Bolton and Fenton Brasfield Mason. Education– Agnes Scott College, two years; B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Library Science, Peabody College. Employed as a teacher, Gadsden High School; and in U.S.government school, Frankfort, Germany; assistant director, Gadsden Public Library; cataloger, University of Alabama; Head of Catalog Department,  Birmingham Public Library, 1931; map curator, Rucker Agee Cartographical Collection, Birmingham Public Library.  Published several detective novels in the 1940’s. Member– Etowah County Historical Society. Died August 15, 1993.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service; Encyclopedia of Alabama


The Crimson Feather. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1945.

Glovers of Marengo County, Ala. Linden, Ala.? 1960?

The House that Hate Built. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1944.

A List of Nineteenth Century Maps of the State of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Public Library, 1973.

Murder Rents a Room. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1943.

The Whip. New York; W. Morrow, 1948.


Confederate Imprints in the University of Alabama Library. University, Ala. s.n., 1961.